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Cromwell Mk VII
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Hi,

Have you a drawing of the rear deck of the Cromwell Mk VII? I understand that is the major difference between it and the earlier Mk IV.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Gary
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:07 PM UTC
Hi Gary

According to my references the Cromwell Mark VII was just a rebuild/refit of the earlier IV,V and VI types and could have any one of four deck types:


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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
Pete,

You're a star! Many, many thanks,

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
In the belief you are tackling the Tamiya kit you will need to add extra periscopes for the commander.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:52 AM UTC

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Pete,

You're a star! Many, many thanks,

Gary



Glad to have been of help.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

Thanks for the information. I was hoping to find the SKP kit, but it appears to be hen's teeth.

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
Look to Accurate Armour for corrections and alterations for the Tamiya Kit. The photo etch elements can be found from a few companies depending on what you want for the build.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC
I second Darren's comment. The SKP kit is soft in detail (what is there, a fair bit is missing) and suffers from lack of locating points, flash, etc.